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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
can claim that ability for 1940s or 50s or 60s or 70s for today. in the 40s we didn't have money to keep a force capable of handling korea. in the 50s we build nuclear weapons as part of eisenhower's new look but didn't have an army that could handle vietnam. in the vietnam era relatively mediocre job waiting that counterinsurgency and nixon had to pull back in '69 and say we won't be ready for these multiple wars because we can't afford it. a similar moment in some ways strategically to where we are today. in the 1970s we had our worst post-world war ii planning decade and lead to a hollow force where the quality of people in uniform was not as high as it is today and we had rampant problems with drug abuse and even ronald reagan even though he had ambitious goals and did increase the size and strength of the military in many ways was operating under a contract that said one big war in europe for smaller work elsewhere. quince strategy could never be specific to say that would be enough and since that time we tried to build our forces around two capabilities and turned out when
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
in iraq who are waiting for u.s. leadership, and to bring an end to that regime sooner because we have seen the longer it goes the more people die, the more sectarian it is. the more it upsets the neighborhood. in destabilizing the neighbor the question is how to do it. we can talk about it. i think the way you do it is to empower those people who are fighting for their future and give them the weapons so that they can topple the regime themselves. but the mindsets that any president needs to have is this is not just a single crisis management situation. we handled tunisia, libya, egypt and syria. this runs the risk of a meltdown in the middle east. it is a strategic challenge but also a strategic opportunity to try to further emphasize and establish yet another example where sunni and shiite and other minorities are working together to define a common future which is what the middle east needs because elsewhere for hundreds of years the model has been sunni against the at and she again sunni. that won't work. that won't bring stability or a better life for folks and we have an opportu
Sep 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
world war ii. i make a couple suggestions. you might try picturing a burning u.s. warship at pearl harbor. or if he would rather do unhappier image how about a man kissing a woman, leaning over and kissing a woman in times square in new york on victory day. or maybe you prefer politics. pictured churchill, stalin and roosevelt sitting down together. maybe that image. or maybe you would rather think of something from the america of that 0 roughly. may be little earlier. the great depression. try to get an image in your mind of the great depression. if you are having trouble, think of a tired, worried looking young mother staring into the distance with a ragamuffin child leaning on each shoulder. can you find that famous iconic image in your mind? the iconic photograph that we have come to call my grandmother that has come to symbolize the great depression. it is very likely as i have done this with you just now that the images you conjured up have been in black-and-white. very likely. now i would like you to do the same exercise the think about the imprisonment of japanese-americans
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
energy in the u.s. and around the world and use it to give teachers better tools and consumer report for educational technology to educate the entrepreneurial energy developing better schools so the panel has got it right in terms of what we are trying to do. the issue about power. who controls -- the person who controls that platform will have the enormous power. we will see conflict of interest to make investments in educational technology companies at the very basic level. consumer reports has a great outline of these conflict of interest rules. they don't take free samples. to make sure we are not biasing test results and the whole system starts to fall apart. the second thing is equity. it is an important issue when thinking of technology. one thing we are happy with is the ability to pick of treatment effects. that is the worry that might work for one group of kids but not another. you can actually pick that up and figure out what works for each kid. personalized learning and a revolution in health care. some equity issues contribute to mitigating those and that will be a big p
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